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WTA offers the world's only certification program for teleports, covering facilities, technical infrastructure and operating procedures.  The goal is to create an objective, transparent and internationally accepted method for:

  • Teleport operators to document the quality of their operations for customers and strategic partners
  • Customers to select teleport vendors delivering the price-performance level that is appropriate for their applications
Applying for Certification
The program provides four levels of certification, from Tier 4 to Tier 1.  Each level reflects a set of clear and objective standards for facilities, technology and operating procedures.  Certification at one of these levels indicates, at a minimum, that the teleport complies with the standards of that level.  More

The certification standards were developed by a volunteer committee made up of teleport, satellite and technology executives as well as representatives of end-user customers.  We invite you to click on the links below to:


  • Review the standards and provide comments for ongoing consideration by the committee.
  • Review the description of the four quality Tiers in which teleports can be certified.
  • Apply for certification.
  • See the list of Standards Committee members.

To learn more about the certification process, contact the Membership Director

Facility Certification Standards Applying for Certification
Procedures Certification Standards
Standards Committee Members
Tier Descriptions
Certified Teleports


Certification Levels and Cost

WTA charges fees for Provisional and Full Certification as well as reimbursement of auditor travel expenses. Discounted fees are available to operators seeking to certify multiple teleports.

Member Fee: Non-Member Fee:
Provisional Certification (Per Teleport) USD $1,200 USD $1,500
Full Certification* (Per Teleport)
     Tier 4 Fee:
USD $6,300
USD $7,000
     Tier 3 Fee:
USD $5,400
USD $6,000
     Tier 2 Fee:
USD $4,500
USD $5,000
     Tier 1 Fee:
USD $3,600
USD $4,000
Tier Descriptions
* Full Certification fees include compensation paid to the independent auditors.  WTA members receive a 10% discount on Full Certification fees for individual teleports.

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